PEPID, MEDHOST Form Alliance To Enhance Patient Safety in Busy Emergency Departments

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PEPID, MEDHOST Form Alliance
To Enhance Patient Safety in Busy Emergency Departments

EVANSTON, Illinois, and ADDISON, Texas - January 5, 2009 - PEPID, LLC developer of medical/drug information and decision-support tools, and MEDHOST, provider of the leading Emergency Department Information System (EDIS), formed an alliance to provide ED clinicians seamless and point-of-care access to PEPID's robust drug information, dosing and IV rate calculators. MEDHOST integrated PEPID's decision-support tools into its easy-to-use workflow solution to provide customers enhanced support for medication error reduction, accuracy in dosage and information upon order creation.

"ED clinicians rely on MEDHOST so they can work more efficiently and provide premium care. Our powerful, yet easy-to-use solution offers many features including the most effective and beneficial decision-support tools to help mitigate risk such as the reduction of adverse drug events," said Craig Herrod, president and CEO of MEDHOST. "Integrating PEPID into version 4.2 of our EDIS is yet another way that MEDHOST is helping to advance patient safety initiatives in the ED and supporting clinicians in their care delivery."

By combining PEPID and MEDHOST, clinicians will have a robust information system loaded with weight-based dosing tools to help them make immediate and educated decisions right at the bed side. Integrating PEPID eliminates the need to log into or access other systems and screens, which expedites decision making, order placement and care delivery.

PEPID President John Wagner said, "Emergency medical professionals need to make complex decisions quickly. Consulting the same point-of-care resource they rely on for automated order entry, labs and care documentation is an ideal situation, so we're excited to work with MEDHOST and deliver the patient-care benefits that both our solutions provide. Our specialty expertise and evidence-based recommendations help clinicians achieve positive outcomes and increase patient safety."


PEPID utilizes mobile and online technology to deliver clinical decision-support resources specific for healthcare professionals including doctors, nurses, EMTs and students.

PEPID content is reviewed and contributed to by partners including the American Academy of Emergency Medicine, the National Association of Emergency Medical Services Educators, the Family Physician Inquiries Network, the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, the Oncology Nursing Society, and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists to ensure content is of the highest quality. PEPID has headquarters in Evanston, Ill.

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About MEDHOST, Inc.
MEDHOST is a software solutions company that provides visual, easy-to-use process management technology for the healthcare industry. The MEDHOST product suite has been adopted by leading institutions throughout the United States and has proven to dramatically improve emergency department processes and financial performance. It is MEDHOST's mission to ensure customer satisfaction by providing the highest levels of quality, performance and service, as evidenced by top KLAS rankings year after year. Products include real-time Patient Tracking, Nurse Charting, Physician Documentation, Order Entry and comprehensive reporting. MEDHOST is headquartered in Addison, Texas.

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